As I write this
there’s a lot of
And I don’t have the heart to add to it, but nor do I want to glibly dismiss it by ignoring it or being too lighthearted at a time when people are upset.
It’s a situation that we have to deal with more and more as media connects us together. Thanks to the Internet we can read the temperature in the cultural room far more easily than ever before. And it can be a difficult room to navigate, especially if the dominant feeling is one you’re personally uncomfortable expressing.
How do you react when you’re faced with the tension that can occur online? Do you join in? Run away? Ignore it? Try to tactfully move through it, doing your best not to upset anyone?
Photo courtesy of Julio César Cerletti García